Major Question

<p>Is it possible/ easy to switch from a undecided major in the school of arts and sciences to the school of engineering? I am currently leaning toward an econ or history major, but also kind of am considering engineering and don't know which school to put down on my application...help?</p>

<p>Yes. Just requires you to fill out a form.</p>

<p>From this discussion thread on the Hopkins Forums:
Intended</a> Major in the Admissions process?</p>

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Hopkins is not like a lot of other schools. When you enroll at Hopkins you become a student of both schools. You can change your major at any time and switch between the schools with out having to apply again. There is a simple cross-registration policy between the schools, which makes it very easy for students to change their mind about their intended majors. In fact, many students make multiple changes of their intended major throughout their first couple of years.

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The major you choose does not negatively or positively impact the review of your application. In completing your application, we strongly recommend students list the 1 or 2 majors that they are most likely planning on studying at Hopkins. If one is truly undecided, then they should list undecided. </p>

<p>Applicants to Johns Hopkins University do not apply to a specific school nor a specific major. All applicants are applying to the full undergraduate university, and all applicants are held to the same standards. Upon enrollment, a student can choose the major or majors they are interested in pursuing across the Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. The one exception to this rule is the Biomedical Engineering major.

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<p>The university will absolutely let you do that. You just have to go fill out a short form to declare your new major when you decide to go the engineering route. They make it relatively easy (much more so than a lot of other universities). One of the great things about Hopkins is that there's very little red tape when you're deciding your course of study.</p>

<p>If you're thinking about switching into engineering, you might want to sign up for a couple of math or engineering related courses when you first get there. That will help you to see if that's really something you want to do and it will make it a little bit easier to schedule your classes later on if you do become an engineering student.</p>